How to Select Kids Drawings for Your Look What I Drawed!™ Custom Painting
...ones that really make you smile!
At Look What I Drawed!™ KidArt Company, our passion is to show parents and kids room decor specialists, that children’s artwork has so much more potential than what you might normally give it credit for. Actually, your child's artwork is full of creative Picasso-bilities!
Decorating the refrigerator door with your child's art is certainly a loving gesture – it’s one of those things that we as parents do, to encourage their self esteem.
In addition, having your child’s creative art works professionally transformed into Legacy Childrens Wall Art Paintings, takes the concept of showing your kids how proud you are of them, to a whole new level.
It's the Quirky, Untrained Kid Drawings
that Are Most Delightful.
Please keep in mind that it is not necessary for your child to be an accomplished Picasso for this Look What I Drawed!™ Childrens Wall
Art concept to work.
In fact, it’s the quirky untrained drawings that are most delightful. These are the pieces that capture your child’s adorable personality in the most memorable way.
It does not matter if the physical condition of the original drawing is of poor quality. As you can see above, the adorable baby picture on the right was painted from the ripped and torn version to the left. No problem!
Often you will find a gem of a drawing on some project sheet your child brings home from preschool or kindergarten. Below is a cuddly example of Bear. How cute is that!
Sometimes the perfect drawing will be hiding in amongst a group of
other pictures your child doodled onto a scrap piece of paper – perhaps even
during a family games night, while you all were playing Junior Pictionary™ together.
The Doggy picture
to the right was inspired from the doodle art to the left. This example shows how it is usually best to focus on only one
element of a child's drawing when it comes to creating Look What I Drawed!™ Childrens Wall Art Paintings. The ideal formula is... Big, Bold and Simple!
By following our Big-Bold-Simple formula, you will end up with art that works best from a professional decorating perspective. After all, if your painting is designed to look great on any wall (i.e. not just in the childrens bedroom), the chances of it lasting as a family heirloom keepsake, are far, far greater.
The time will come when your child grows up to become a young adult. You know, that crazy phase before they settle down - the period of their life when their level of maturity often comes into question. You know... because you went through it yourself, right?
Well... during this phase, your "child" will probably be off globe trotting around the world... or studying (a.k.a partying) at college. It is at this time that you will most likely develop an even greater sentimental attachment to your Legacy Childrens Wall Art Painting.
Where will it end up? In your bedroom? The family room? On a wall in the main hallway? How about the kitchen... or your office? Where ever it goes, you are going to want it to work well, from a decor perspective. That is why we have spent some time right here, educating you about the Big-Bold-Simple formula.
The next set of images below, is another Before & After Example to illustrate how we focus in on one main element of a child's drawing. This is a unique example from a mom, that for many years, held onto a drawing that her daughter did of a classroom scene and teacher.
As fate would have it, the young daughter grew up to become a teacher herself. The Legacy Childrens Wall Art Painting below (the After image to the right), was a surprise gift for the daughter on her 29th birthday. Needless to say, it was a very special and thoughtful present that will be cherished for many years to come.
“Every Child is an Artist!
The Problem is How to Remain An Artist
Once He [She] Grows Up.” ...Picasso
Here's a short story that illustrates Picasso's famous quote about childrens art. An educator once posed a question to a group of kindergarten kids. “Who in this room can draw?” he asked. All of the little children enthusiastically raised their hands high into the air. Why of course they all can draw. It just takes a pencil or crayon and some paper, don’t you know!
The educator then posed the same question to a group of seniors in high school. Not surprisingly, only 3 or 4 of the students put their hands up on this go round.
What tends to happen over time is that we bench mark our abilities against others who appear to be more talented than ourselves. Unfortunately, at some point along the way, most people come to believe that they can no longer draw.
Picasso realized this a long time ago when he said, “Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.”
Cindy Lietz, the resident artist at Look What I Drawed!™Kidart Company, has a unique ability to bring even the most innocent and simple
line drawings to life
– full of emotion,
in brilliant color, on artist quality canvas. It is truly a transformational process that is guaranteed to Wow and Inspire.
Who knows, your child may become so inspired that they end up following in footsteps of the some of the greatest artists, inventors and innovators of our time.
Many educators subscribe to the philosophy that… “Art Makes You Smart.” At Look What I Drawed!™ KidArt Company, we believe this to be absolutely true, too!
Kids Drawings are Full of Imagination
that Will Always Make You Smile.
A few years back, little Willow Lietz was learning all about belly buttons. [By the way, you can read more about Willow and her family at the Look What I Drawed! About-Us Page]. Anyway, back to Willow and her belly buttons. She drew them on everything – including the flowers, houses and trees. She even put them on each finger of the Juggler, in the Look What I Drawed!™ Childrens Wall Art Painting to the right. Pretty adorable stuff!
Willow's younger brother Fisher, once drew a picture of the Mailman... gave him a pair of sneakers that were larger than life. To this 4 year old, big shoes meant having the advantage when it came to trekking up and down the street, delivering letters and packages all day. Now there's some imagination that should get you smiling.
Choose Drawings Linked to an
Endearing and Memorable Story.
Here’s another great story to show you that kids always have something imaginative to say (and draw).
A grade 1 teacher once gave her class a drawing assignment. “Create anything you like,” she said. As the children worked away at their desks, she walked around the room and eventually came to stop where little Johnny was sitting.
His drawing was of a man, so she asked who it was. Johnny proudly replied, “Why that’s a picture of Jesus.” Being very careful not to question his confidence in any way, the teacher remarked, “How do you know what Jesus looks like? They say no one has ever really seen him.” Little Johnny paused for a moment and then with conviction responded, “Well, after I get done drawing him, EVERYONE will know exactly what he looks like!”
At Look What I Drawed!™ our goal is to capture the wonderful innocence of young children through their art – and to preserve their adorable stories, forever on canvas.
The wonderful stories that get linked to your child’s drawings, are absolutely invaluable. They become an integral part of every single Legacy Childrens Wall Art Painting. This level of sentimental attachment pretty much guarantees that your Look What I Drawed!™ artwork will be around for a long, long time.
Look What I Drawed!™ Childrens Wall Art Can Actually Relieve Stress in Your Life!
A surprisingly delightful fringe benefit... The following story comes from Cindy Lietz - from her perspective as a Mom rather than from her role as a professional artist.
"Imagine having a piece of your child’s art that is so endearing, you can’t help but smile every time you see it… no matter how frustrating your day has been. Once, after returning home from a particularly difficult morning dropping Willow off at school, I will always remember seeing her painting of the Two Pigs hanging on the hallway wall. The coy look on their mischievous faces, instantly made my heart melt as the frustration inside me, just drifted away.”
“I can’t think of anything else that represents my children as strongly as their art does. I passionately believe that every parent would benefit from this type of special connection. Your child’s art really will make you smile and feel an overwhelming sense of love towards them.”
At the Office... Stay Connected with the Important things in Life – Your Family!
Perhaps Your Own Mom had the
Foresight to Hide Away some of Your
Early Childhood Drawings...
"My mom did!" [The following story comes from Doug Lietz, the entrepreneur dad working behind the scenes at Look What I Drawed! KidArt Company].
"In our master bedroom, Cindy and I now
have a hand painted portrait of Cowboy
Doug - complete with potato body, no elbow
arms, orange Wrangler vest, red handkerchief
bandana and purple chaps. He came to be
way back in 1968 when I was only 6 years
old. One of the special things about this
painting is that my kids (Willow and Fisher)
now have the opportunity to see something
that their Daddy drew when I was their age.
In another example, one of our customers sent us a Bride and Groom picture that her daughter Lara, drew in 1984 when she was eight. Twenty one years later, Lara got married. What perfect timing to rekindle this fond childhood memory in the form of an emotionally charged Look What I Drawed!™ Childrens Wall Art Painting.
“...As an engagement gift for my daughter, I had
Cindy paint up a drawing Lara did as a child, of herself as a
bride and her future groom. When she opened her gift, it was like fireworks went off!! It was such a big hit that we had Cindy and Doug print the image onto some art cards we then used as invitations to a family reunion. Thank you so much!”
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Choose Kids Drawings for the
Ultimate Grandparent Gift!
Who are the toughest people to buy presents for? Why it's Grandma and Grandpa of course! They seem to already have everything, right?
Well, Look What I Drawed!™ Childrens Wall Art Paintings make the perfect grandparent gift for two great reasons...
One... You can be pretty sure that they don't already own one of these exclusive Legacy Childrens Wall Art Paintings. But more importantly...
Two... These unique paintings represent and encapsulate one of the most important things in their life – their grandchildren.
Surprise Your Best Friend with a Gift that Just May Bring a Tear of Joy to Their Eye!
Do you know the feeling you get when you give someone a gift that makes them cry because its so perfect? Well here’s an idea...
Chances are if you have little kids yourself, then many of your friends probably do to. That means their refrigerator door is likely decorated with their children’s handiwork, just like yours is.
So… next time you go over for coffee, bring a digital camera with you. When no one is looking, snap a few shots of their favorite piece of fridge art. Then email the photo to us and we will create a masterpiece painting that is sure to bring a tear of joy to their eye when you unveil it to them.
Nursery Wall Art that Earns You
OK, we know babies themselves can’t draw. But one of the most adorable pieces of nursery wall art you will ever see, is a Look What I Drawed!™ Painting based on the drawing of a baby done by an older sibling or cousin, that is of drawing age.
If all your own children are already past the nursery stage, then keep this idea in mind as a one-of-a-kind gift for next time you are invited to a baby shower. It will definitely win you points amongst your friends on the Wow-aren’t-you-clever scale.
Actually, when it comes to sentimental gift giving of any kind, Look What I Drawed!™ Childrens Wall Art Paintings are simply ideal.
Choose Drawings that go with the
Decorating Theme of your Child’s Bedroom.
There are two options for decorating kids rooms in themes using Look What I Drawed!™ Childrens Wall Art. You can either base the painting on your own child’s drawings, as we have been discussing. Or, you can choose from the Look What I Drawed!™ Need-It-Now STOCK Collection.
Here's a link back to the Look What I Drawed!™ More Info Page.
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